Big Sur - Enable Time Synchronization Daemon

Information

The macOS time synchronization daemon (timed) _MUST_ be enabled for proper time synchronization to an authorized time server.

NOTE: The time synchronization daemon is enabled by default on macOS.

Solution

[source,bash]
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/bin/launchctl load -w /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.timed.plist
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See Also

https://github.com/usnistgov/macos_security

Item Details

Category: AUDIT AND ACCOUNTABILITY, SYSTEM AND COMMUNICATIONS PROTECTION

References: 800-53|AU-8(1), 800-53|AU-8(1)(a), 800-53|AU-8(1)(b), 800-53|AU-12(1), 800-53|SC-45(1), CCE|CCE-85392-9, CCI|CCI-001891, CCI|CCI-002046, STIG-ID|APPL-11-000014

Plugin: Unix

Control ID: 11f5650652dfd2528c93a81087fa49f808168d6df4f21e901c22290ca0b75027